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Raza Saeed

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Associate Professor

Human Rights; Socio-Legal Studies; Legal Theory; International Law; Governance; Law in Post-colonial & Southern Jurisdictions

School of Law
S2.28, Social Sciences Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

024 761 50066

I have extensive experience of working as a researcher and project manager in the fields of Human Rights and Law & Development. My current research interests lie in the areas of human rights, socio-legal studies and legal theory, particularly in the context of post-colonial and southern jurisdictions.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • ‘Theorising colonialism's injustice’
  • 'The Privatisation of Development'
  • Interdisciplinary archival research study on ‘Sovereignty and the Birth of International Law: The Trial of Warren Hastings’

Recent Reports and Funded Research Studies

  • Report on New Pathways for National Human Rights Institutions – project funded by UKRI GCRF (July 2019)
  • Capacity Building for the National Commission for Human Rights, Govt. of Pakistan at the University of Warwick - project funded by UKRI GCRF (March 2019)

Recent Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Fault lines in the categorisation of Failed and Fragile States (International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, December 2019)
  • Teaching Law and Development from the Global South (LDRN Conference, Berlin, Sept 2019)
  • Bordered Development and the return of the Nation-State (Law & Development Workshop, University of Cardiff, June 2019)
  • The ubiquity of State Fragility and the present absence of Colonialism (Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds, April 2019)
  • Law, Gender and Rights in British India: A case study of DMMA 1939 (Private Law Conference, University of Oxford, June 2018)
  • The wrong of colonialism (SLSA Conference, University of Bristol, April 2018)
  • Law, Gender Rights and Negotiated Coloniality in the Indian Sub-Continent (Socio-Legal Studies Association - SLSA Conference, Newcastle University, April 2017)
  • Failed States and Sovereignty (Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law & Policy Workshop, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, July 2016)